‘Anonymous’ Ards council name criticised

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NI Conservatives spokesman Mark Brotherston has expressed “disappointment and bemusement” at the new East Coast Borough Council name chosen for the former Ards and North Down councils.

Mr Brotherston said the new super-council, which comes into effect in April 2015, will now have an “anonymous title” due to the decision taken by the shadow council at a meeting on Monday.

A number of other councils, such as neaby Lisburn and Castlereagh City, have opted to combine their old names into the new merged authority.